Immediate or Ultimate?

What were you seeking? A prophet? Ah yes, that’s what John is and even more than a prophet Luke 7:26

A prophet in Jesus day was also called a seer, a person who sees.

John the Baptist was a prophet, but also a man of vision.
Selected before birth for a divine calling, he was able to see through the hardship of living in the desert, the lack of comfort, incomplete understanding of his role, but sure that he was not the star of the show.
He was able to look past the immediate to the ultimate.
Unfortunately in our culture of immediacy we do not consider the possibility there may be a greater purpose in play.
We look only for an immediate solution to whatever situation we find ourselves in.
We need to develop the ability to see past the urgency of “right now”, past the immediate to the ultimate.
Jesus promises that this and more is possible.
I tell you, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of God is greater than he is!” – Luke 7:28

We can become people of vision.
Who look at a situation and envision how it might glorify God.
Who look past the exterior to discover what is really going on.
People of vision that look past the immediate, embraces the eternal.
People of vision desperately needed in our homes, communities, work places and society, who make a difference.

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